Hi, I’m Rina, founder of Nostalgem.
I handcraft jewellery with sustainably and ethically sourced elements from nature.
As a child, I was always fascinated by the wonders our natural world.
I would spend hours exploring my grandmothers garden, collecting bits of nature that caught my curious eye.
Little did I know that this childhood pastime would become the inspiration for my jewellery line.
Today, I am still drawn to the natural world around me.
Whether I am in the beach surfing and beachcombing, or exploring the walking tracks in the Bay of Islands, I always come home with a pocketful of natural curiosities.
Broken shells, fallen leaves and dried floral pods.
It is from these humble treasures that I create one-of-kind and meaningful jewellery that is a creative expression of people’s individuality and unique stories.
I hope to have the opportunity to share my designs with you!
Serial Nature Scavenger
Kiwipino (Filipino New Zealander)